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St James' Fine Tower

The tower is the finest feature of St James, tall and slim, Perpendicular in style, with a chequerboard appearance from the high number of facing stones placed irregularly over its surface.

It has diagonal buttresses and a northeast octagonal stair turret, headed by an ornate recessed crocketed spirelet.  The tower is topped by a pierced embattled parapet,  and seven other slim crocketed pinnacles.

The tower was built in the 15th century and restored in the 17th by the Roberts family, the Lords of the Manor.  The three bell openings  and the west window are typical of the period. The magnificent clock was restored in 1999.